A Yarloop grandmother has lost $30,000 worth of jewellery and heirlooms after her farmhouse was ransacked in a callous burglary just days after Christmas. Fourth generation farmer Jenny Brett said her house “looked like a bomb had hit it” following a heist that traumatised her beloved dog Blue. She had only left her home for just over an hour when the intruders entered her property and turned her farmhouse upside down as they ransacked it for cash, jewellery and valuables. “They’ve taken things that I can’t replace including my late mother’s jewellery and my engagement and wedding rings,” an emotional Mrs Brett said. “My dream had always been to pass on that jewellery to my daughters and now I’ll never be able to do that. Mrs Brett said CCTV footage shows a black Mitsubishi Lancer with three people wearing balaclavas enter her home. “People from around the area also captured the same car enter their property, they even had an interaction with another Yarloop woman as they asked for water to fix their car when they were approached.” In the corner of the footage Blue, a friendly border collie who used to accompany elderly residents in the local nursing home, Pam Corker, can be seen running up to greet the trespassers. The camera does not capture what happened next, however Blue can be seen sprinting from the car in a very frightened state. The offenders can also be seen with a sledgehammer. “I don’t know what they did to him, but he is not the same,” Mrs Brett said. “I don’t know what would have happened to me if I was home,” the 64-year-old said. The trespassers entered through the back door and violently rummaged through the entire house. “They emptied drawers and trashed the place.” As Mrs Brett doesn’t wear her jewellery when she’s on her farm for safety reasons, she had it all put away in her bedroom. She said diamond earrings, two sets of pearl earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, broaches and a Calgary Stampede medallion were among the items stolen. “I keep looking on Cash Converters to see if I can recognise any of my jewellery, but I’m 64 and I have farm work that I have to get to,” she said. “I’ve come through bankruptcy, worked two jobs on a dairy farm and been a firefighter to get what I have; if people want things, they should work for them, not steal them from others.” Yarloop local James Roxburgh has given Mrs Brett one of his farm guard dogs out of fear the burglars may return. He is also helping her install electric gates to hopefully deter any more unwanted visitors. “Farmers are just sitting ducks, so many of us are being targeted,” Mrs Brett said. Waroona police have issued a number of warnings for farmers and people in the area to lock their doors after a rise in rural theft. Liberal candidate for Murray-Wellington Michelle Boylan, who is also a former police officer, said farmers had been “let down by the Government”. “There’s no doubt stock, farm machinery and equipment theft has been rising in our community,” Mrs Boylan said. “As it stands, the South West police region is around 15 officers short. Local police can help prevent this type of crime, but they need the numbers and the resources. “A WA Liberal Government will recruit 1200 additional police officers, boost officer numbers in our region and establish a Rural Stock Squad to crack down on this type of crime. “The squad will be armed with covert CCTV, and work with local police to address stock, farm equipment and machinery theft.” Anyone with information on the burglary can contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.